Pats @ Raiders

I got these notes from

The Regina Pats improved to 8-1 in shootouts and kept their playoff hopes alive with a 3-2 shootout victory over the Raiders at Prince Albert's Art Hauser Centre Tuesday night.

THE STORY: The Pats were hoping to avoid a third straight loss after dropping back-to-back weekend home games. The clubs battled to a scoreless draw after the opening 20 minutes but they exchanged goals in the second frame making it 1-1 entering the third. Igor Revenko scored for P.A. and the Pats' Jordan Weal countered in the middle 20. In the third, Regina's Lynden Martell gave his squad the lead at 11:59 however a powerplay goal by the Raiders' Justin Maylan with 4:14 to go tied the contest up at 2-2 and sent it to overtime, and then a shootout. It was 20-year old Pats forward Shane Neigum who ended the game in the derby, with his second shootout winner in two weeks.

THE STATS: P.A. outshot Regina 44-39 and Pats goalie Matt Hewitt was again named the #1 star, making 42 saves ... The Pats were 0/5 on the powerplay and 2/3 killing penalties ... With the win the Pats improve to 16-23-5-1 while the Raiders drop to 19-24-2-3 ... The Pats are five points back of the Raiders for the final playoff spot. The Pats are 2-2-0 against the Raiders this season.

THE BELL TOLLS: Pats defenceman Myles Bell registered the hardest shot at 98.4 mph at the CHL Top Prospects Skills Competition Tuesday night ... The complete results are here:

UP NEXT: The Pats visit the Swift Current Broncos Friday night on 620 CKRM.
I listened to the game on CKRM but never really kept that close of attention to it. It sounded like a real goaltender battle and Hewitt looks to be cementing his place as starter.... Good for him.

The Pats PP seems to have disappeared over the last few games. Missing Bell last night probably didn't help all that much either.

It was nice to hear Peel's name in the lineup and sounded like he did alright for limited action. It was also Colby Williams first game in a Pats uniform and it sounded like he didn't do anything other than what was expected of him. Good job guys.